Compare 2014 Toyota 4Runner vs 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Toyota 4Runner
2014 Ford Explorer
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RWD 4-Door V6 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $30,193 $32,820
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 21 $31,920 $34,695
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 21 $32,868 $35,725
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 22 $32,880 $35,740
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 21 $34,605 $37,615
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail Premium 17 21 $35,553 $38,645
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $38,055 $41,365
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 21 $39,928 $43,400
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,193
$28,288
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,820
$30,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$547 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Toyota 4Runner's brawny looks don't fit the crossover mold, but neither do its off-road talents, either. The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 61
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 61.3
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 40.5
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 151.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 197.1
Height, Overall (in)
71.5 70.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 67
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 112.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 67
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.2 43.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
89.7 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
47.2 21
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 18.6
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P245/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P245/65TR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4700 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
470 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
470 200
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3439 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2998 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6100 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4534
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
750 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 175
Engine
Displacement
4.0 L/241 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5600 290 @ 6500
Engine Oil Cooler
None -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4400 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 998-1
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
No -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.39
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.74
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota 4Runner Ford Explorer
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 (Est) 9.0
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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